Poetry Reflections 2020
News17 December 2020
In this extraordinary year, we have been particularly struck by the power of poetry to move, to sooth and to capture the essence of events. Therefore, this Christmas, we are excited to collaborate with The Cheerful Hamlets, an English language, student theatre group in Warsaw on an innovative poetry project to help us to reflect on the year gone by.
In the second part of December, the Embassy is releasing a series of short videos, in which people we have worked with will reflect on some of our key memories from 2020. Each friend of the Embassy will request an actor from The Cheerful Hamlets to recite a poem, which best reflects that memory. We are looking forward to sharing poems about community, empowerment, identity, equality and those that reflect the deep bonds that Ireland and Poland share.
|Ambasador Emer O'Connell, Welcome message|
|Moya Cannon, „A Song at Imbolc”|
|President Michael D. Higgins, „Take Care”|
|Eavan Boland, “Our Future Will Become the Past of Other Women”|
|Seamus Heaney, “Beacons at Bealtaine”|
|Sinead Morrissey / Magda Heydel, “Nativity” / “Jasełka”|
|James Joyce, „Strings in the Earth and Air”|
|Oscar Wilde, “Flower of Love”|
|W. B. Yeats, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”|